The Team’s favourite tracks of August


To keep our finger on the pulse, we asked the Team what they’d been listening to throughout August. This month’s playlist features some genuinely recent tracks as well as some obscure oldies and some wildcards.

Never Good With Horses – LYR

Phil, Daydreamer & Spoken Word Advocate

Spotify - Discover Weekly delivers once again! A trio comprised of Author/Poet - Simon Armitage, a musician, and a multi-instrumentalist delivers a 'nexus of diverse creative disciplines'. This song is just stunning; minimal piano, soaring strings - it's 4 minutes of total escape!

The Lord of the Rings OST (all of them)

Murray, One of the Dúnedain

I listen to these because I am a nerd, and was looking for some suitable "ambiance" for reading through the books. Again. I think the score from the Lord of the Rings films is, without doubt, one of the most iconic and recognisable of all time! It’s also great for focussing on work, and getting into a productive mood. What’s more productive than taking the hobbits to Isengard?

Devil in Jersey City - Coheed and Cambria

John, Pixel Emperor

A random Spotify playlist threw this at me and I was hit by a wave nostalgia. A big tune from 2002.

Gaslighter - The Chicks

Rory, Head of Staring at Spreadsheets

I’m a huge fan of the artists formerly known as The Dixie Chicks – I’ve waited 14 damn years for a new album. The best track is the title track – it’s an empowering anthem – which is just what we need in 2020.

Imploding the Mirage - The Killers

Abbey, Head of the Killers Fan Club*

*We've been promised this is for individuals with a love for the musical artists collectively known as: The Killers.

So I'm a huuuuuuge Killers fan, so I've been waiting for this album a loooooong time. It's a great album with a total mix of songs with some real upbeat bops. What I needed.

The Last Resort – Trentemøller

Steve, Earwax Executive Officer

Trentemøller is a pretty well-known DJ and producer – this was his debut from 2006. It’s chilled, bleepy, minimal and techy. Right up my street.

A Hero’s Death – Fontaines D.C.

Jessica, Post Punk

I’ve been obsessed with Fontaines D.C. since their debut album Dogrel was voted as album of the year by Rough Trade. They have a very unique, post-punk way of producing absolute belters - similar to Ian Curtis.

A Little Bit Alexis – Annie Murphy

A Little Bit Lorna

I discovered this gem through an episode of (the incredible, amazing, hilarious, everyone-should-watch) Schitt's Creek. Alexis auditions for a show by using her own theme tune. I am OVERJOYED that this is a real song. This parody is definitely influenced by the pop greats Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The synthesised pop combined with the overly-confident lyrics makes this one of my new favourite songs. Of all time. "I'm expensive sushi, I'm a cute huge yacht." - YES.

We collected the above tracks and some more from the wider team, which you can listen to here:

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